FNT sees growing demand for tools to manage intra- and interdatacenter networks
Operators across the world are investing in datacenter infrastructure as never before. A significant part of that goes into the networks – complexity and bandwidth within the datacenter are being stepped up to support cloud architectures, more cross connects, exchanges and access to cloud services. This is creating an increasingly challenging problem: how to track, document, monitor and analyze the physical network assets.
Meanwhile, the buildout of wide area connectivity creates similar challenges. Like the datacenters themselves, these networks can be difficult to manage, with a maze of interdependent routers and switches, transceivers, cables, software, and vast amounts of fiber. Ownership, history, technical specifications, maintenance, interdependencies and location are just some of the data points that need tracking.
This report "FNT sees growing demand for tools to manage intra- and interdatacenter networks" written by Andy Lawrence, Research Vice President - Datacenter Technologies (DCT) & Eco-Efficient IT, focuses on FNT's capabilities for managing network assets and connectivity.